New COVID-19 infections in Thailand today (Saturday) surged by 3,667 cases, including 435 cases among prisoners and 32 more deaths, according to the CCSA.
Bangkok still ranks at the top of a list of 10 provinces with high infection rates, logging 1,218 cases, followed by 495 in Samut Prakan, 171 in Samut Sakhon, 167 in Pathum Thani, 145 in Chon Buri, 81 in Nakhon Pathom, 81 in Songkhla, 77 in Nonthaburi, 70 in Phetchaburi and 69 cases in Pattani.
Of the 32 deaths today, 15 were men and 17 women, aged between 40 and 89. 19 of these were recorded in Bangkok, 3 each in Nakhon Pathom and Samut Prakan, 2 each in Phetchaburi and Khon Kaen and 1 each in Samut Sakhon, Chon Buri and Chachoengsao.
Of the 3,667 new COVID-19 infections, 2,095 are among those under treatment and observation in hospitals, 1,105 are among those tested during active screening and 32 are among foreign arrivals in state quarantine.
Cumulative infections, since early last year, are 214,449, including 31,482 patients undergoing treatment in general and field hospitals. The total death toll is 1,609.
Cumulative infections, since April 1st, 2021, are 185,586.
According to the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovations, 7,219,668 doses of vaccines, of 8.5 million distributed, had been administered to people in 77 provinces, including Bangkok, by June 18th.
Of all the vaccines administered, 5,252,531 were first doses, accounting for 7.9% of the population, and 1,967,137 second doses, accounting for 3% of the population.
Phuket recorded the highest proportion of its inoculation being inoculated, with 63.1% having received their first doses.
91.89% of people inoculated did not experience any undesirable side effects while 8.11% developed mild side effects, which included muscle pains (1.95%), headache (1.45%), pain or swelling at the injection site (1.04%), fatigue (0.94%), fever (0.44%), nausea (0.44%) and stomach upset (0.28%).